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Damage Control/Fire fighting

Shipboard Officer / Personnel / Crew

1969-1975 US Navy Honorable Discharge HT1 (E-6)

  • Riverine Repair Facility Dong Tam, Viet Nam

  • Fire Support Base “Operation Seafloat” Nam Can, Viet Nam

  • USS Hector (AR7)

  • USS St Louis (LKA114)

  • USS Durham (LKA116)

  • Received a 7 Fleet Letter of Commendation for Life Saving

  • In charge of “at sea” firefighting team

1986-1986 Chevron Oil Refinery

Richmond, CA

  • Firefighter

1986-1999 State of California CalFire (Captain)

  • Fire Apparatus Engineer

  • Paramedic

  • Fire Captain

  • Fire Crew Supervisor

  • Training officer

  • Station Captain

  • Major Incident Management Team

    • Food Unit Leader

    • Kitchen Manager

    • Medical Unit Leader

    • Documentation Unit Leader

    • Resource Unit Leader

    • Kitchen Manager

    • Strike Team Leader-Crews

    • Staging Area Manager

2000-2001 Fire Chief City of Phoenix, Oregon

  • Attended the National Fire Academy

  • Conducted consolidation study

  • Participated in FEMA Fire Safe Grants

  • Received Oregon State Foresters Grant

2014-2015 San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury

2015-2016 San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury (Foreperson)

Education: BS Fire Science Administration Hamilton University


  • Food Unit Leader

  • Executive Leadership, National Fire Academy

  • Flood Fighting and Control Techniques

  • Fire Control III

  • Flammable Liquids Fire Protection, University of Nevada

  • Basic Forest Fire Fighting

  • Basic Wild land Safety

  • Management Development I

  • Basic ICS

  • Basic Fire Crew Captain

  • Emergency Vehicle Operation

  • Basic Fire Control

  • CalFire Basic Fire Academy (400 hours)

  • Helispot Manager

  • Fire Fighter I

  • Fire Apparatus Engineer

  • Human Relations

  • Fire Crew Supervision

Atascadero, California,
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